Spotlight on RIDE – Kate Durak

Kate Durak would say that she is not your typical long distance cyclist.  An avid spinner, Kate was no stranger to a bicycle, but didn’t have any experience with long distances on the open road.  However, she was intrigued by all she had heard about the Ride to Cure Diabetes and was ready for a […]

Our #1 for January – William Beebe

William Beebe has been active with JDRF on many levels.  He has been team of a Walk Team, been a fierce advocate to Congress and has served in Children’s Congress.  The definition of a crusader is a person who campaigns vigorously for political, social, or religious change.  William received the chapter’s Cure Crusader award in […]

Our #1 for November – Evan Van Vorhis

Evan was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at age 4. It was discovered after a steroids treatment for Asthma. Hours later Evan was extremely thirsty and running to the bathroom a lot. At naptime, I noticed her breath smelled like a banana. I instantly thought, “Is that Diabetes? I mean what are the chances she […]

Our #1 for June – Jack Wagener

Our journey begun on a hot summer day July 17, 2013. Jack complained of a stomach ache, being thirsty and peeing a lot all evening after we got home from work. I was thinking he might have been too hot that day due to the 100 plus temperatures. So I called his grandma, as she […]

Our #1 for May – Addysen Tabb

Addysen’s Type 1 story starts off like many other Type 1 stories.  It was Christmas time 2011.  Addysen was 4 years old.  I had noticed some behavior changes in Addy, but I guess I just thought it was a phase.  She just seemed really whiny and tired.  She was tired enough that she would actually […]

Our #1 for April – Brady Pridgeon

Mary Jane Pridgeon, Brady’s Mom wrote a few words to introduce you to Brady and his family. Right before he was officially diagnosed our family took a surprise trip to Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. We were going to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.  Our family are huge fans of Harry Potter. Brady was […]

Our #1 for March – Vincent Slack

My name is Bridget, and my son Vincent is a tough, energetic, silly four-year-old boy. He likes superheroes, dinosaurs, racecars, ice skating, camping, jumping, sliding, swimming, riding, running, crawling and climbing! Vincent enjoys more than anything torturing his seven-year-old brother Elden, who is his favorite person on the earth. He also is very close to his […]